The raison d'etre of this website is to provide you with hard scientific information which may help you make informed decisions in your quest for health (so far I have blogged concise summaries of over 1,500 scientific studies and have had three books published).

My research is mainly focused on the effects of cholesterol, saturated fat and statin drugs on health. If you know anyone who is worried about their cholesterol levels and heart disease, or has been told to take statin drugs you could send them a link to this website, and to my statin or cholesterol or heart disease books.

David Evans

Independent Health Researcher

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Low cholesterol and increased mortality in 25-74 year olds

This study was published in the British Medical Journal 1985;290:422-424 9 February

Study title and authors:
Are low cholesterol values associated with excess mortality?
C E Salmond, R Beaglehole, I A Prior

This paper can be accessed at:

This study investigated the relationship between cholesterol levels, death rates and causes of death over 17 years in 630 New Zealand Maoris aged 25-74.

This study revealed:
(a) Lower cholesterol levels are likely to lead to an earlier death, especially for women.
(b) Lower cholesterol levels are significantly associated with cancer deaths for men and women.